David Gove

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David Gove
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Born (1978-05-04) May 4, 1978 (age 38)
Centerville, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center/Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2009

David T. Gove (born May 4, 1978) is a retired American ice hockey player and recent head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.[1] He last played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League during the 2008–09 season.

Undrafted, Gove played in two NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes over his professional career. He recorded an assist in his first NHL game. During the 2005–06 season, he made his debut in which the Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup that season. He did not have his name engraved on the cup because he did not play in half of the regular season games or make a finals appearance, but was included in the Stanley Cup team picture and held the cup like the rest of the team.[2]

Prior to the 2015–16 ECHL season, Gove was hired as an assistant coach to Clark Donatelli, head coach of the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.[3] Gove was named the Nailers' interim head coach when Donatelli was promoted to the head coaching position of the Nailers' AHL affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on December 22, 2015.[4] On January 21, 2016, he was made the full-time head coach of the Nailers.[5] However, on April 29 he took a leave of absence for undisclosed reasons from Nailers while the team was in the playoffs.[6] He would later be replaced as head coach in July 2016 by Nailers' assistant coach Jeff Christian.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Western Michigan CCHA 36 8 7 15 8
1998–99 Western Michigan CCHA 33 9 14 23 12
1999–00 Western Michigan CCHA 36 18 28 46 22
2000–01 Western Michigan CCHA 39 22 37 59 16
2000–01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 9 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 54 17 32 49 32 8 1 3 4 4
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 2 4 6 8
2002–03 Laredo Bucks CHL 8 4 12 16 15
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 72 15 20 35 30 3 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 75 14 22 36 28
2004–05 Providence Bruins AHL 70 13 18 31 30 17 3 3 6 14
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 65 20 26 46 50
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 49 8 13 21 27 4 0 2 2 4
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 45 8 15 23 31
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 36 15 7 22 10 23 5 7 12 10
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 20 3 0 3 8
AHL totals 449 98 125 223 222 47 8 13 21 28
NHL totals 2 0 1 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1999–00
All-CCHA Second Team 2000–01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clark Donatelli Hired as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Head Coach". Wheeling Nailers Official Website. 
  2. ^ "Gove Meets Lord Stanley's Cup". Western Michigan University. June 23, 2006. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "David Gove team staff history". Elite Hockey Prospects. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Molinari, Dave (December 22, 2015). "Clark Donatelli named Baby Penguins' head coach". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "David Gove Named Nailers Head Coach". Wheeling Nailers. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Penguins play waiting games". The Scranton Times-Tribune. April 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "NAILERS NAME JEFF CHRISTIAN AS HEAD COACH". ECHL. July 12, 2016. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nathan Smith
Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2008–09
Succeeded by
Wyatt Smith